Saturday, September 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Post #4





I must say that Dawn McVey is one of my all time favorite bloggers. I love her bold color choices, which I would usually never think of putting together. I like her way of making patterned papers with background pieces that I would never think of creating. I also love all her great uses of mediums for flowers and focal points like cork, felt, vintage bookprints and such.

I just created these fun goodies in the past couple of days. My Saturdays are not ones where I get to stamp much as it's usually a family and cleaning day. In fact, I am supposed to be vacuuming and ironing right now, but I had to participate in this blog hop since I am inspired by so many of the great blogs out there. I am not naturally talented in coming up with card ideas. A piece of blank cardstock and even a card sketch just leave me flustered. But a really cool card or idea from some of these great bloggers just sets my creativity going and I think, "I can do that with this or that.!"

The apple card was inspired by Dawn's latest use of the mat stack and fillable frames dies for accent pieces to run along the side of your stamped images to create a "punched" edge.

The tags are inspired by her bold color combo choice for Christmas last year and some of the patterns she made using stamps. I like all the tags she makes for putting on packages too.

Lastly the tea cup card was inspired by her cork tutorial a few months back.

Dawn, you are truly talented and inspiring. I have been blessed by your sweet blog and your creativity.

13 comments:

Aimes said...

Totally capturing Dawn in these super creations. Your tags are adorable!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Tammy said...

Great projects. Love those tags - so sweet!

Allison said...

Some super stuff...those Christmas tags in that color palette makes me drool!

Anna said...

Your tags are great! Great use of color and space!

Kelly S. said...

Oh those tags are the sweetest! Love the colors and the way you used the PTI border dies on them...fabulous!

klarcher said...

You have been one busy lady, everything is beautiful

Jen Carter said...

Love your tags and the colors you chose!

Betty Wright said...

Melissa, all of your tags and cards are terrific. Great looks and amazing use of embellies! Fabulous!

Laura Isham said...

fun packaging. love the white flowers. that Lauren Meader is a genius, isn't she?

Nerina said...

Love your projects - but your tags are simply beautiful - especially all lined up with the colours singing together! :0)

Ravengirl said...

This is really fabulous, clearly inspired by Dawn!

Kristii said...

Wow!!! Your work is aweome!! The colors are fantastic and your tags are so very sweet!!!

Babies- Beth said...

I love your tags! It's a nice homage to Dawn you have done, but your tags look very Mish-y, too, lol!!